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Silvia Albano

Assistant Professor of Practice


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Personal profile

Silvia is an Italian chartered architect with international experience in residential, retail and interior design. She worked in the UK (Claudio Silvestrin Architects, 1+1=1 Architects), in the USA (Devorah Friedman Interiors) and over the last two years she held a Senior Designer’s position at JingTangLang Enterprise in Suzhou. During her career, she took part in several national and international design competitions and commissioned projects where her knowledge and skills have been applied from large urban scale design to furniture design. Most relevant are the Mondello Urban and Waterfront Refurbishment (Italy, 2007), “Lolli” train station refurbishment (Italy, 2008), The Museum of 20th Century International Competition (Berlin, 2015), The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge (International Design Competition - 3rd prize winner, 2018), Giada stores (Milan, Beijing, New York, 2015), Roka restaurant (London, 2015), Rosso Pomodoro Restaurant (Copenaghen, 2015), 17th Mansion - Boutique Hotel (Suzhou, 2019), Haier Head Quarter (Qingdao, 2019), Nanjing Tangshan Club Med Spa Resort (Nanjing, 2020), Shokai Shopping Mall (Suzhou, 2021), Shanghai Residential Compound (Fujian, 2021). She holds a Master degree in architecture and advanced certifications in digital modelling and rendering techniques.

Research interests

Architecture Competitions

Urban and Landscape Ecologies

Cultural Innovation and Critical Practice


Senior Designer - GoldMantis Enterprise (Suzhou) - 2019 to 2021

Architect - Studio 2HB + Devorah Friedman Interior - 2016 to 2019

Architect - Claudio Silvestrin Architect (London) - 2015 to 2016


ARC204 Small Urban Buildings

ARC306 Professional Practice

ARC205 Design and Building Typology

ARC001 Introduction to Architecture and Visual Culture

Awards and honours

2021 Asia Pacific Design Award Commercial APDC Honorable Award Shokai Shopping Mall Suzhou

2020 Asia Pacific Design Award Hospitality APDC Honorable Award Nanjing Tangshan Club Med Spa Resort

2018 International Design Competition The Tiny Coffee House Challenge organized by Buildner Architecture Competition + KREEM official partner 3rd prize winner

2015 The Museum of 20th Century International Competition (Berlin)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

M/Arch Design, Universita degli Studi di Palermo (Italy), 2012


  • NA Architecture

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